Southampton Airport hosts ‘Corsica Day’ to launch new route to Bastia

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Southampton Airport hosts ‘Corsica Day’ to launch new route to Bastia

Southampton Airport has started a new twice-weekly flight to Bastia in Corsica from with Flybe, which will operate during summer on Thursdays and Sundays through to 27th September 2015.

To celebrate this new service, the airport today (28th May, 2015) held a colourful Corsican-themed day giving passengers and the general public the opportunity to sample some of the country’s traditional food and wine courtesy of Corsica Tourism, Bastia Tourism and Bastia Airport, and to learn about many of the exciting opportunities available for holidays.

The French island of Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean famed for its 600 miles of stunning coastline, its biodiversity from mountains and forests, to busy harbours and white sand beaches, and not forgetting an abundance of world renowned food and wine, that offers something for everyone’s taste. 

Flybe’s Regional Manager UK (South), Paul Willoughby said: “Bastia further enhances our wide choice of exciting summer sun options from Southampton. It is a hugely attractive destination and, from today’s experience, it’s easy to see why. This new route from Southampton will give Flybe customers the chance to fully immerse themselves in Bastia’s culture and enjoy its numerous attractions, and we would like to thank all of the many partners involved in organising today’s Taste of Corsica for their support and enthusiasm in making it a reality.”

Dave Lees, Managing Director of Southampton Airport, added: “We’re delighted to add yet another summer sun destination to our programme, making holidays from Southampton Airport even more attractive. Working with tourist boards from the destination, we’ll be giving our passengers a real taste of Corsica as the new route starts to take off.”

Paul Trojani, President of Bastia Airport, Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Bastia and High Corsica further commented: “I welcome the new partnership with Flybe, Southampton Airport and the Corsica Tourist Board. With two weekly frequencies, Thursday and Sunday, this new opportunity offered throughout the summer season is the best way to discover Corsica as a destination. This little Mediterranean gem will give you a mixture of natural beauty and authenticity of the region.”

Flybe is operating a total of 27 routes from Southampton Airport on its 2015 summer schedule with one way fares from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges.